Main components of a UV system
There are various UV disinfection systems on the market. Whether they are related to commercial, industrial, or domestic uses, they are all made up of the same general components. The four major ones are:
These elements are the core of all UV systems, but there are other optional parts such as sensors, solenoid valves…
UV chamber or reactor
There are one or more UV lamps, protected by their quartz sleeves. Each reactor has an inlet and an outlet, to be connected to the water system. A UV reactor is usually made of stainless steel, but other materials can be used such as HDPE when salt or corrosive water has to be disinfected. There are different types of reactors for specific use such as sterilization. Based on the model and the flow rate the system is intended to supply, it comes with different orifice sizes.